Monday 13 August 2007 

Sussex Sharks Look To Continue Pro40 Winning Run

After two great wins in the NatWest Pro40 competition at Hove, Sussex Sharks travel to Old Trafford to face Lancashire Lightning tomorrow, August 14.

Pro Cricket Manager Mark Robinson said "we have had two great wins in exciting games at Hove, and have chased down two very good targets. We are now very much looking forward to our visit to Old Trafford to take on one of the best teams in the country."

Sussex Sharks will name their team from the following squad:

Adams CJ*, Mushtaq Ahmed, Goodwin MW, Hodd AJ+, Hopkinson CD, Kirtley RJ, Martin-Jenkins RSC, Montgomerie RR, Nash CD, Rana Naved-ul-Hasan, Saqlain Mushtaq, Wright L, Yardy MH.

Sussex vs Lancashire in One-Day Cricket

Overall, Lancashire leads the series 27-21.
In the Sunday League, the sides have played each other 36 times - Lancashire have won 20 to Sussex's 16.
In one-day cricket, the teams have played at Old Trafford 20 times, with Lancashire having won 15 to Sussex's five.

Interesting Facts about this fixture:

Lancashire's best sequence of wins in the history of this fixture in all competitions is five wins, recorded between 1993-6. Sussex's best sequence is seven wins, which was achieved between 1977-83.

Sussex have won the last two meetings between the teams in the Sunday League - in 2003 at Old Trafford and last season at Hove.

Sussex have won the last two meetings in all one-day competitions - both of which were last August, the latter being the C&G Final at Lord's.

The teams have met in 5 previous Floodlit matches - but only one at Old Trafford - with Lancashire having won 3, and Sussex 2.

Miscellaneous statistics and records

Vs Somerset at Taunton (30th April)

· Richard Montgomerie, upon reaching a score of 61, achieved the milestone of 6000 Career One-Day Runs.

· Sussex extended their winning streak against Somerset to six matches, dating back to September 2003.

Vs Gloucestershire at Bristol (7th May)

· Carl Hopkinson, upon reaching a score of 6, achieved the milestone of 1000 Career One-Day Runs.

Vs Hampshire at the Rose Bowl (20th May)

· Carl Hopkinson reached the milestone of 1000 One-Day Runs for Sussex

Vs Surrey at Hove (22nd May)

This was Chris Adams' 350th Career One-Day Match, and during his innings passed 11000 Career One-Day Runs.

Vs Kent at Hove (3rd June)

During Kent's innings, both Robin Martin-Jenkins and Rana Naved-ul-Hasan passed the landmark of 200 Career One-Day Wickets.

Upon reaching 44, Matt Prior achieved the milestone of 3000 Career One-Day Runs.

Forthcoming Landmarks

Murray Goodwin - needs 107 more runs for 9000 Career One-Day Runs.
Jason Lewry - needs 5 more wickets for 100 One-Day Wickets for Sussex.
James Kirtley - needs 4 more wickets for 300 One-Day Wickets for Sussex.
Luke Wright - needs 1 more wicket for 50 One-Day Wickets for Sussex.

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